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Kenyan marathoners dominate Boston and the world

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Twenty-five years after a Kenyan man first won the Boston marathon, the country has won 20 of the 25 races, and has come to dominate the sport around the globe.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/04/12/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/marathon400-3918--90x90.jpg Kenyans’ success has not bred resentment

Although the parade of Kenyan marathon winners shrugs, there’s no evidence of resentment, even from their rivals.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/04/12/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/ndeti1--90x90.jpg Top 100 Boston Marathon runs since 1988

Kenyan runners have recorded nearly half of the fastest 100 times since a Kenyan first won the race in 1988.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/04/11/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/korirw.jpg Meet the elite men’s Boston Marathon field

A look at the field of elite runners who will compete in the Boston Marathon on April 15.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/04/11/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/debele.jpg Meet the elite women’s Boston Marathon field

A look at the field of elite runners who will compete in the Boston Marathon on April 15.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/04/11/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/NESCAC_victors--90x90.jpg Kenya’s running pipeline to US schools is strong

The KenSAP program is passing a milestone: helping over 100 Kenyan students gain entry and full need-based scholarships into elite American universities.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/04/11/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/a-3932--90x90.jpg BAA vows to take hard line vs. doping

The ban of 2012 Boston finisher Mathew Kisorio for a positive steroids test has raised awareness of the dangers lurking in the running community.

Kenyan runners get warm welcome at Hopkinton school

Tom Keane’s students and the Elmwood School play an integral role in welcoming the Boston Marathon’s elite Kenyan runners to the community days before they run of the race. For the last 21 years, runners have visited the school, which is a short distance from the center of town where the 26.2-mile course begins.